Definition of azeotropic in US English:

azeotropic

adjective

Chemistry
  • See azeotrope

    • ‘To prevent fraud, chemists measure the moisture content of the spice using azeotropic distillation to detect the possible addition of water, which can be added in an attempt to increase an oil's perceived value.’
    • ‘Acetaldehyde, acetic acid, ethyl acetate and the fusel oils all tend to form azeotropic mixtures with the water and ethanol of the wine.’
    • ‘An azeotropic distillation was used to extract the water.’
    • ‘The samples were refluxed for 24 h in an azeotropic mixture of dichloromethane and methanol.’
    • ‘Azeotropes or azeotropic mixtures occur for a number of important chemical compounds but perhaps the most important is the ethanol-water mixture.’

Pronunciation

azeotropic

/ˌāˌzēəˈträpik//ˌeɪˌziəˈtrɑpɪk/